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P.O. Box 556
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Mill Valley
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University of London (UK)
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I will be traveling in Peru from Feb 27 to March 7, Thailand mid-March, 3 weeks in Bhutan from March 23 to April 16 trekking to Jhomolhari base camp and traveling across the country to Eastern Bhutan, April 16 to May 1 traveling through central Japan.
- 12 months ago
Robert Holmes career as one of the world’s most successful and prolific travel photographers has extended over 30 years. He is the first photographer to be honored four times by the Society of American Travel Writers with their Travel Photographer of the Year Award and he received the award for the fourth time in 2015.

PUBLISHED IN: He has worked for National Geographic, Geo, Saveur, Wine Spectator, Life, Time and hundreds of other major magazines and international companies. His stock catalog of over half-a-million images is represented for licensing by Corbis and Getty.

His assignments have taken him from coverage of the 1975 British Everest Expedition for the London Daily Mail and Paris Match to searching for snow leopards in the remote valleys of western Nepal for National Geographic Magazine, trekking into the rain forests of Borneo with Penan tribesmen for Islands Magazine and crossing the Great Indian Desert on camel for Departures.

SPECIALTIES: His passion for food and wine has lead to extensive work in those industries including the illustration of 9 books on wine and 5 cookbooks. His book "The Travelers Wine Guide to California" won a prestigious Lowell Thomas Award. More recently Bob has added film production to his talents and his documentary "The Noble Spirit" has received top awards at multiple film festivals.

BOOKS: Bob has illustrated over 40 books and he has regularly been one of the elite group of the world’s 100 best photojournalists invited to participate in the acclaimed “Day in the Life” series.

AWARDS: Photographer of the Year SATW 1990, 1992, 2010, 2015. Communication Arts award. Lowell Thomas Award 1998, 2013, Most Inspirational Documentary, Mount Hood Independent Film Festival, Best Documentary, Dam Short Film Festival, Boulder City.

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